Our Events include:

  1. 8)2008: EgyptAir won AFRICAN AVIATION’s African Airline of the Year Award, which was received by Captain Asaad Darweesh, Chairman, EgyptAir Cargo.

  2. 9)2004: Captain David Ralph Savy, Chairman and CEO, Air Seychelles, received an African Aviation Individual Achievement Award for his outstanding services to the African aviation industry.

  3. 10)2007: Kamal Naguib, the distinguished, veteran Aviation Correspondent of Al Haram newspaper, Egypt, and founder and Chairman of the World Aerospace Education Organisation (WAEO), received an African Aviation Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding services to African and global aviation. It was received on his behalf by (from left) his son-in-law, Mr Amir Diab; granddaughter, Marie, and daughter, Mrs Samia Diab.

  4. 11)2012: Several busses were required to ferry participants at AFRICAN AVIATION’s 21st  Annual MRO Africa Conference to the premises of Kenya Airways in Nairobi for the usual familiarisation tour of the host airline’s Technical and Training facilities 

  5. 12)2009: Ethiopian Airlines won the African Airline of the Year Award. It was presented by Dr Harold Demuren, Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to Girma Shiferaw, Ethiopian’s General Manager, Nigeria, representing CEO, Girma Wake.

  1. 5)2006: Pieter van Hoven, Chairman of British Airways-Comair, South Africa, accompanied by his wife, Maartje, received two African Aviation Awards in Morocco, a rare feat. One was an Individual Achievement Award for his outstanding services to African aviation development and the other was the 2005 African Regional Airline of the Year Award for BA-Comair.  

  2. 6)2009: Christian Folly-Kossi (centre), out-going SG, AFRAA, accompanied by his wife, Marie, again received an African Aviation Achievement Award in Abuja for his outstanding contribution to the African aviation industry. He is joined by (from left) Captain Mohammed Joji, President, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Captain Shehu Iyal, Senior Special Advisor on Aviation to the President of Nigeria, and (right) Nick Fadugba.

  3. 7)2006: Mohamed Berrada (right), former Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc, received an African Aviation Award for outstanding services to aviation in Morocco and to the wider African aviation industry. It was presented by Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borishade, in Morocco.


  1. 1)2011: Pictured during AFRICAN AVIATION’s Special 20th Anniversary Air Finance for Africa Conference held in Addis Ababa are (from left): Group Capt. (rtd) Frank Okyne, former Secretary General, African Airlines Association (AFRAA); Dr Harold Demuren, Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation Services and former SG, AFRAA; Mrs Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy, African Union; Ato Diriba Kuma, Minister of Transport, Ethiopia; Christian Folly-Kossi, former SG, AFRAA; Ato Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines; Bill Cumberlidge, Executive Director, KV Aviation, UK; and Col. (rtd) Semret Medhane, former SG, AFRAA.

  2. 2)2006: Engineer Abd El Aziz Fadel, Chairman & CEO, EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, addressing AFRICAN AVIATION’s 15th Annual MRO Africa Conference in Morocco.

  3. 3)2002: Sassy N’Diaye (right), IATA’s former Regional Director for Africa, became the first-ever recipient of the African Aviation Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding services to the international and African aviation industries. It was presented to him in Johannesburg by Professor Ciarunji Chesaina, Kenya’s High Commissioner to South Africa.

  4. 4)2004: Pictured during AFRICAN AVIATION’s 13th Annual Air Finance for Africa Conference in Mauritius are (from left): Brian Davies, CEO, Kenya Airways; Michael Kafabusa Werikhe, Minister of State for Communications, Uganda;  Sangeet Fowdar, Minister of Training, Skills, Development, Productivity and External Communications, Mauritius; Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, Chairman, Air Mauritius; Megh Pillay, CEO, Air Mauritius; John Morrison, Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), and Nick Fadugba.


The annual series of African Aviation Conferences are organised by AFRICAN AVIATION in co-operation with leading international and African organisations, Governments and regulatory bodies, as well as international and African airlines, including members of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), and African Air Forces and Police Air Wings, etc.

The annual African Aviation Conferences are attended by the world's premier aviation and finance institutions, aerospace banks, aircraft and engine leasing companies, Governments and regulatory bodies, international and African airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aviation insurance companies, law firms, aircraft traders and aviation consultants, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations, aviation industry suppliers, stakeholders and support services, as well as business, general and military aviation organisations.

The key aim of each African Aviation Conference and seminar is to seek solutions to the challenges facing the African aviation industry in order to enhance aviation safety, security and efficiency in Africa and facilitate economic growth through air travel, trade and tourism. In addition, Aviation Training Courses are provided by the African Aviation Training School.